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The Fallibilty of Holmes

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 12:33 PM

Here's what I love about Sherlock Holmes: he makes mistakes. And then - and this is the kicker -he admits to them. Not only to himself, but to his faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson. As he remarks to the doctor when the latter wonders why they hadn't gotten on a case...

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10 Mysteries Worthy of Sherlock Holmes's Time

(84) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 9:16 AM

Sherlock Holmes may be the world's greatest fictional detective, but the principles behind his approach to solving crime are very real, indeed. Listen to him explain his method of thought to Watson, and chances are, you'll come away with much the same impression as the good doctor: of course! How...

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